This month's category is landscape, the challenge is 'Mountains'. Please do not post a landscape with some hill in the background or some vague, faraway mountain range.We want to see mountains and they should be your centre of interest. The landscape part should take up at least 50% of your painting, this is not about skies either.

Every member may post up to two entries, deadline is September 25. Happy painting!


Judith Leeds PSA, our judge for the July/August Get Dusty Competition 2020 has made her decision:

The winner is Silja Salmistu with "A Sunny Day " Congratulations! As this is Silja's third Get Dusty win in a year, the material prize goes to the second place, according to the competition rules. 

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In second place is Marianne Holtermann with "Morning Light", in third place is Karen Israel with "The Last Resort".

Marianne receives the material prize from our sponsor  Postage and packaging are included in the prize.

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Judith Kazdym Leeds is an internationally recognized award winning artist whose paintings reflect her unique and colorful view of our daily life, sometimes with humor and sometimes with pathos.

She paints portraits, still lifes and landscapes in both pastels and oils. Her work has garnered many awards, medals and honors. She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and a member of The International Association of Pastel Societies’ IAPS Master Circle,

Judith was formerly an internationally known award-winning graphic artist who created over 3,000 hard covered book jackets including The Color Purple.

She gives workshop and demonstrations throughout the United States.

Her work can be found in both public and private collections.

Judy Leeds

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The PastelGuild of Europe rf is proud to announce their second Open Online Pastel Competition 2020. The show is open to all pastel artists, members and non-members alike.We have several well-known pastel artists as judges and offer $2400 in prize money and hundreds more in art material or vouchers from our sponsors. Our online-only competition will be hosted with OnlineJuriedShows OJS. 


October 1st, 2020  Open for entries

October 31, 2020 Entry deadline

November 30, 2020 Award notifications


The show in its entirety will be posted in December both on the OJS and the PGE website.


Dominique Houard, FR – Still life/Florals

Tony Allain PSA, GB – Landscape

Sharron Blackmore, GB – Animal

Daggi Wallace PSA, GER/US – Portrait/Figure



Gordan Becin Pastels




UART paper






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Farewell Song by Fabang Pei

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2018, Praying Woman by Shaofei Yu


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Bonds by Tai Meng Lim

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